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The Decameron book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Decameron (c) is an entertaining series of one hundred stor. The Decameron subtitled "Prince Galehaut is a collection of novellas by the 14th- century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (–). The book is structured. The Decameron [Giovanni Boccaccio, Wayne A. Rebhorn] on reviews; Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #, in Books (See Top in Books).

There are tales contained in the book which is presented together. In the book, each of the ten persons took their turns to tell stories for a day. They did this during their stay at a villa in Fiesole in which they stayed to be safe from the Black Plague. The stories they told vary from love stories, narratives which have tragic endings to erotic tales. This book was originally written in vernacular Florentine and was subsequently translated into many different languages including English. Like most of the literature from the medieval times, this book is full of symbolisms. The seven young women in the book are believed to symbolize the four cardinal virtues and the three theological virtues while the three young men represent the classical belief of the Greeks in which the human soul has three parts:

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Paperback —. Buy the Ebook: Add to Cart Add to Cart. About Decameron In the summer of , with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-makers.

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Also in Vintage Classics. Also by Giovanni Boccaccio. See all books by Giovanni Boccaccio. About Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio —75 was an Italian author and poet who has long been honored—along with Petrarch and Dante—as one of the three fathers of Italian literature. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Related Articles. Looking for More Great Reads? The Italian philologist Vittore Branca did a comprehensive survey of them and identified a few copied under Boccaccio's supervision; some have notes written in Boccaccio's hand.

Two in particular have elaborate drawings, probably done by Boccaccio himself. Since these manuscripts were widely circulated, Branca thought that they influenced all subsequent illustrations. In Branca identified Codex Hamilton 90, in Berlin's Staatsbibliothek, as an autograph belonging to Boccaccio's latter years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For other uses, see Decameron disambiguation. Illustration from a ca. Dewey Decimal. Further information: Summary of Decameron tales. This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Sep 1, Retrieved The Wall Street Journal. Rebhorn, Wayne ed. Retrieved 21 March Berlinese Hamilton Note codicologiche e paleografiche , in G. Boccaccio, Decameron , Edizione diplomatico-interpretativa dell'autografo Hamilton 90 a cura di Charles S. Singleton , Baltimora , Works by Giovanni Boccaccio.

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Italian Florentine. Frame story , novellas. Filippo and Bernardo Giunti. Replaces tale III. McWilliam, translator of the Penguin edition see below. The Heritage Press edition of this translation restores the two omitted tales by inserting anonymously translated modern English versions. Anonymous, attributed to John Savage.

Tale IX. Anonymous, posthumously identified as Charles Balguy. Explicitly omits tales III. This I have attempted with the loss of two novels, which I judged incapable of such treatment; and am apprehensive, it may still be thought by some people, that I have rather omitted too little, than too much.

Reissued several times with small or large modifications, sometimes without acknowledgement of the original translator. The reissue makes further expurgations. The reissue adds half-hearted renditions of III. The reissue is similar, but makes translation errors in parts of IX. The reissue introduced by Alfred Wallis , in four volumes, cites Mr.

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio

Orson as making up for the omissions of the original, although part of III. Includes tales III. Introduction by Sir Walter Raleigh. Published by the Villon Society by private subscription for private circulation.

The Decameron

Reissued in the Modern Library , Updated editions have been published in , edited by Charles S. Part of tale III. Once more, part of tale III. McWiliam praises its elegant style in sections of formal language, but that it is spoiled by an obsolete vocabulary in more vernacular sections.

Reissued frequently, including in Everyman's Library with introduction by Edward Hutton.

Introduction by Burton Rascoe. First American translation, and first English-language translation by a female. Originally issued in expensive 2-volume set by the Limited Editions Club of New York City , and in cheaper general circulation edition only in Like Winwar, first issued in expensive and lavishly illustrated edition. George Henry McWilliam.

Penguin Classics edition.

The second edition includes a page detailed explanation of the historical, linguistic, and nuanced reasoning behind the new translation. Its in-depth study exemplifies the care and consideration given to the original text and meaning. The volume includes a biography of the author and a detailed history of the book's composition and setting. Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa. Wayne A.

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